1. NEED MORE PASS RUSH
Not to throw a wet blanket on a strong performance by the starters, but at some point, the defense is going to have to dial up some pressure. The defense was far too hospitable to Tom Brady and failed to make things uncomfortable for the Ravens last week. The run defense was good, and there wasn’t much blitzing, but you’d like to see guys win more one-on-ones.
2. RECEIVING BACKS
When he gets healthy, C.J. Spiller is going to add a dimension this offense once appeared to be lacking. What’s scarier is that Mark Ingram has developed into a solid receiver, and Khiry Robinson continues to be a threat out of the backfield. The Saints might end up with three running backs who are legitimate receiving threats. Imagine the two-back sets.
3. ROOKIES UP
A banged-up secondary gave rookie cornerback Damian Swann an opportunity to earn more snaps. He stepped into the void by recording a few good plays. He appeared to have a run stuff early in the game and provided good coverage throughout. The benefit of staying healthy appears to have him ahead of third-round pick P.J. Williams.